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Sheet Music From the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection

 
An exhibition of sheet music representing all the major African American musical genres of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including ragtime, black musical theater, folk songs, spirituals, the blues, and jazz. Major black composers and lyricist represented include Eubie Blake, Cab Calloway, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Duke Ellington, James Weldon and John Rosamond Johnson, Noble Sissle, and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.
On exhitibtion at the Beinecke Library in February, 2005.

 
Image: James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamund Johnson, Lift Every Voice and Sing, New York: Edward B. Marks Music Corporation, c1940.

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